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Children with visual impairment learn by having direct, hands-on experiences with objects and events, including those in their community. Children...
Community Trips for Little Explorers: Teaching your child who is blind about the community
Encourage your child to touch the closest wall, cabinet, or piece of furniture as she walks independently or holding your hand. Probably, the best...
Hand Use While Walking: Helping Your Child Who is Blind Understand His Home
Perkins Early Connections Conference
Crawling and climbing are two very important physical developmental milestones for babies and children who are blind. Some babies may skip these...
Crawling & Climbing for Blind Babies
"Anticipators" are toys or pieces of equipment that children with visual impairments push in front of them as they walk. The most common anticipators...
Anticipators for Young Children with Visual Impairments: Push Toys, Pre-Canes and Long...
One in a Million Baby Podcast
Guide Dogs of America is dedicated to its mission to provide guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired...
Guide Dogs of America
The ZipZac 1 & 2® are great mobility chairs for kids who need assistance. The chair was originally developed for a young boy with spina bifida...
ZipZac Mobility Chairs
Download a Printable IEP Organizer
ICT students at Birmingham City University are developing the "XploR" mobility cane for people with visual impairments. The cane uses smartphone...
Smart Cane Recognizes Faces
This blog written by Cecily Morrison examines what methods she is using with her son Ronan to encourage independent travelling. She is using Joseph...
I'm an Independent Traveller
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How do I know if a guide dog would be a good fit for my son with LCA? What's the youngest we can get one for him and where from?
How do I know if a guide dog would be a good fit for my son with LCA? What's the...
Daniel Kish lost his eyesight to retinoblastoma when he was a toddler. But he quickly developed an alternate strategy for locating himself in space:...
Learning to Navigate through Echolocation
"Defined Spaces" is a strategy found helpful in promoting orientation and mobility in young children with visual impairment. A defined space is any...
Defined Spaces: How to create big and small playspaces for children who are visually...
Technology moves in interesting ways: my washing machine tells me when the door is ajar, the refrigerator can report when I’m out of milk, and now my...
These Shoes Were Made for…Giving Directions?
In this article from the throughscarlettseyes.com website, mummy Karen shares her experiences with her son Fred on their recent visit to the local...
Visit to the Guide Dog Breeding Centre
As Brian Charlson says in the video on the Verizon website, being blind means relying on so many other people for your everyday things. Like matching...
Verizon Creates Navigational Tools to Promote Independence for Blind Users
Dr Cole Galloway from the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware has a vision... a vision of kids moving and interacting and...
Go Baby Go Provides Mobility Inspiration!
Getting around keeps getting easier thanks to new assisistive technology. BlindSquare is an iPhone (or iPad) app that uses your phone's GPS to figure...
Getting Around Using Assistive Tech
Guide dogs are making massive differences to the lives of Visually Impaired people. In this interview I speak with Jennie Harrison, who has been...
The Guide Dog Owner's Journey
Whether a child is blind from birth or loses his or her vision at a young age, they will need to learn to navigate and orient themselves with means...
Echolocation for Blind Children
This is a wonderful 18 minute video interview with Joe Cutter, renowned early childhood Orientation and Mobility instructor who pioneered the use of...
Little Long Canes
The new UltraCane is a step forward from the traditional white cane. The UltraCane is an electronic cane that delivers feedback through small...
Adventure walks are outdoor explorations and field trips turned into learning opportunities. Children who are blind or have low vision often miss...
Adventure Walks: Helping Your Child Who is Blind Move Around Outdoors
NFB believes the long white cane is a means to independence. The white cane has proved a useful tool to millions of blind people in navigating their...
Free White Cane Program
The MIRA Foundation is totally dedicated to helping disabled individuals by teaming them with dogs bred and fully trained to respond to their...
MIRA Guide Dog Foundation
This is a program for children age birth to 7 years old. It provides a white cane, instructional DVD, and other resources to help parents assist...
Laura Suyasa sent in this video of her son, Alan, walking with his cane at only ten months old. Alan is thirteen months now. He was born with...
Watch a Baby Walking with His Cane!
Is your child ready for a precane or a long cane? That can be a really hard question to answer and a lot of factors go into making that decision....
Precane vs Long Cane
This site is to assist with questions you may have regarding the use of the long white cane, the purpose of the cane, and the importance for...
Orientation and Mobility for Children
Reaching towards objects using vision and/or sound is an important early step toward independent crawling, cruising and walking. It also contributes...
Show, Tell and Reach!
Perkins just uploaded a very informative video series to their YouTube channel titled Wheelchair Orientation & Mobility. James Scott Crawford...
Wheelchair Orientation & Mobility
Mike May is an amazing developer of aids for the blind. He provided Skylar with a GPS Braille Note and he has a full line of state of the art...
GPS and mobility educational equipment
My son Skykar has used Advantage Canes from Revolution Enterprises, all of his life. They are a wonderful organization that also fixes them, replaces...
Great Place for Canes
Perkins just uploaded a video to their YouTube channel where Lucia Hasty discusses how important it is to teach young children about where they are...
Spatial Awareness Video
This blog is an online diary of training and working with guide dogs.
Paws for Thought: Working with a Guide Dog
No Bones About it is the official blog of Guide Dogs for the Blind. You can enjoy great posts by frequent "No Bones About It" contributors.
No Bones About It: Official Blog of Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind provides enhanced mobility to qualified individuals through partnership with dogs whose unique skills are developed and...
Guide Dogs for the Blind
CAOMS is a non-profit statewide organization whose mission is to facilitate professional growth and to support the role of Orientation and Mobility (...
California Association of Orientation and Mobility Specialists
Did you know that it's never too early to begin teaching your blind baby orientation and mobility skills? Even if your blind infant is only a few...
Orientation & Mobility for Blind Babies
This is a very cool documentary called Extraordinary People: The Boy Who Sees Without Eyes about a blind teenage boy who uses echolocation to see....
Documentary on Echolocation